Using the Documents Module
The Documents module displays a list of documents, including links
that let website visitors browse or download them.
Use what you learned in Add Module to Page to
add a new Documents Module to your Page.
Step By Step: Add a New Document
Your Module is initially created with no content. Only the empty
Container is visible, with its Title and Action Buttons
1. Click the Add New Document button (or select
Add New Document from the Module Actions Menu).
On the Edit Documents page you'll see that there are
just a couple of fields to fill out plus the same Link Type
control and options you've seen on many other modules.
2. Place your cursor in the Title field and enter a
short phrase to name your document. This phrase will be seen
by website visitors and should describe the content of the file.
3. Select a Link Type for your Document and fill in the appropriate information.
The File Link Type is the default and you can select a file
from any folder listed in the File Location dropdown.
Alternatively, you can specify a document located on another site by
selecting the URL Link Type and specifying the internet
address of the file.
4. (Optional Step) Select from a number of
available options for the link.
If you select Tracking, you'll be able to check how many
times the document has been clicked. If you select Logging,
you'll be able to tell who clicked the link (if the website visitor
was logged in). And if you select New Window, your link
will cause a new browser window to be opened for the link.
5. (Optional Step) Specify a Category for your
Document. The category simply provides a way to group
documents that have a similar subject or purpose.
6. When you have finished, be sure to click
Update at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
This is how your updated module would look to a website visitor.
Step By Step: Edit a Document
Editing the properties of an existing Document looks just the same as
adding a new one. The only difference is in how you reach the properties.
Each document is listed as an item with its own Edit button (the pencil)
next to it.
1. Click the Edit button
next to the Document you would like to change.
2. Change the desired settings and click the Update
button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
You might also be interested in some of the information that is now
found on the bottom of the Edit Documents page.
URL: This tells you the exact URL to reach your document
Tracking URL: This URL differs in that it causes the number
of "clicks" to increase before redirecting to the document (if you
selected the option to "Track"). You can give this URL to
others (for example put it in an email) if you'd like to be able to
count when others retrieve your document.
Clicks: The number of times your document has been downloaded
(either directly from your site or anywhere that your tracking URL
has been used).
Last Click: Date & time of the last download of your